Why Memorize Scripture?

Scripture memory should be a part of every Christian’s regular disciplines, but it seems to have fallen out of practice with far too many believers.  There are many good reasons to memorize verses from the Bible.  Here are a few.

  • It makes you less likely to sin.  “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)  See also the example of Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11.
  • The Bible provides us hope.  “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
  • It allows us to be ready with answers to those who ask about our faith.  “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” (1 Peter 3:15)
  • It is an aid to our prayer life.  “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)
  • It permits us to think on God’s Word throughout the day.  “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”  (Psalm 119:97)
  • It provides the foundation for speaking with wisdom and justice.  “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.” (Psalm 37:30-31)

I recently added a Bible Memorization section to the website.  There is some content there now for your benefit.  The verses to memorize are in a flashcard format.  I will add new content periodically.

For those of you use the Word of Life curriculum in your church, I have added the verses for the “God the Father” curriculum.  Of course, anyone can benefit from those verses.  Enjoy.